DANI Alves’ spouse has spoken of her heartbreak because the Brazil footballer was held in custody accused of a nightclub intercourse assault – days after her mom died.
His detention by an investigating decide got here days after Joana’s mom died whereas awaiting surgical procedure for womb most cancers.
She slammed hospital delays in an emotional Instagram publish about her mum’s demise final week.
And she or he added after the double blow of Dani’s arrest: “I ask media who’re exterior my home to please respect my privateness at this second.
“My mom died per week in the past and I’ve barely begun to tackle board that she is now not with me, for me to be tormented with the scenario of my husband.
“I’ve misplaced the one two pillars in my life.
“Have a little empathy, instead of looking for news in other people’s pain, thank you.”
Joana, who married the previous Barcelona defender in 2017, was pictured cheering him on in Qatar when he turned Brazil’s oldest participant at a World Cup aged 39.
Dani’s first spouse, mum to his two kids, additionally backed him following Friday’s arrest.
Brazilian businesswoman Dana Dinorah advised a Spanish TV present: “I’m still in shock. It seems like it’s a nightmare and it’s not happening.”
She added: “Dani would by no means ever ever do that.
“I say this as a result of I’ve identified him for 22 years and was married to him for ten.
“This has been a shock for me and for my children. I have two teenage children who are suffering.”
Alves was sacked by Mexican membership UNAM Pumas after he was remanded in custody by a decide in Barcelona.
He had agreed to be questioned over allegations he assaulted a girl on the metropolis’s swanky Sutton venue on December 30.
After giving a press release to cops, he was pushed to courtroom to be quizzed by an investigating decide.
The alleged sufferer was additionally questioned by the decide, native media stories.
She reportedly mentioned the footballer adopted her from a VIP space into the bogs the place he slapped her and assaulted her.
The decide dominated Alves must be saved in custody, and he has been within the cells since at a jail exterior the town.
It emerged he has sacked his lawyer and employed a prime lawyer who additionally represented Lionel Messi in his tax case.
He has positioned his religion in Cristobal Martell, a widely known Barcelona-based authorized professional.
Mr Martell has additionally represented politicians accused of corruption and Barcelona FC within the Neymar switch fraud case.
Stories in Spain mentioned the footballer’s household needed him to pick out a brand new authorized workforce after claims of alleged contradictions in statements earlier than and after his arrest.
Alves protested his innocence in a Spanish TV interview after a courtroom confirmed it had opened a proper investigation, insisting: “I don’t know who this woman is.
“I don’t know her title, I don’t know her, I’ve by no means seen her in my life.”
However he admitted he was on the nightclub when advised he was filmed on CCTV, stories say.
Safety digicam footage printed by native media is alleged to point out Alves heading to the bathroom and rising 47 seconds later.
The lady is alleged to have damaged down in tears after Alves left the membership ten minutes later.
Court docket officers have confirmed the footballer is below investigation for sexual assault however haven’t specified the precise nature of the allegations.